40th anniversary editionLanark
'Probably the greatest novel of the century' Observer
, a modern vision of hell set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination, its playful narrative conveys a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind's inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.
First published in 1981, Lanark
established Alasdair Gray as one of Britain's leading writers and kickstarted the modern renaissance of Scottish literature.